Casting News: Mitty, Machete, Shades

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Sean Penn is in negotiations for a small but pivotal role in the remake of “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” at 20th Century Fox. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt also star.

Ben Stiller helms and stars in the project about a timid magazine photo manager who goes on a globe-trotting adventure to find a missing negative. [Source: Deadline]

Machete Kills
He was rumoured a few weeks ago, now Mel Gibson has reportedly entered serious discussions for a supporting role in Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills”.

Danny Trejo returns as the blade-wielding former Federale title character who must track an arms dealer through Mexico before he can launch a rocket. [Source: Deadline]

Fifty Shades of Grey
Casting is still a long way off on the adaptation of EL James’ S&M-themed literary sensation “Fifty Shades of Grey” but one man has already thrown his hat into the ring – “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder.

In a recent radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, the host claimed he heard “rumblings” that Somerhalder could play lead character Christian Grey.

The actor, who has been recently reading the book, admits he’d love to play the role – “I absolutely would be up for that… It could be amazing. It could be very, very amazing… That would be a pretty incredible thing and hopefully that could pan out”. [Source: Digital Spy]